I am beginning to realize that there are, what I call, mid-life hawkers who are playing a significant role in keeping our hawker traditions alive. Mid-life hawkers are people like Nick Soon, who turn to selling food after spending many years in their first career.
I never expected to see putu bambu in Singapore. It is a dish that is commonly found along the streets of Indonesia. But I happened to chance upon it while walking in Chinatown one day. I must admit that I have never paid much attention to the street side stalls in Chinatown as I had assumed that most of them are catering to the tourists. However, I was pleasantly surprised to find a very personable couple busily making the steaming hot snacks. I was even more surprised to find out that they had been doing this for 20 years and was still very much under the radar -- or at least the ieat radar.
Simple Delites: Simple but Delightfully Delicious!
I haven’t really written much about Nonya/Malay kuehs. I think the reason is because when my family needs a Nonya Kueh fix, we just buy it from Bengawan Solo. They are very good and so easily available that I haven’t really thought about alternative places to buy my kuehs. But recently, my friend, Thomas, of […]
Xing Xing Tapioca Cake: Finally! After all these Years!
It has taken me a long time to finally taste the tapioca cake at this very famous stall. It is really a one of a kind. They only sell two things here: Tapioca cake and Ondeh Ondeh. And each day they sell out by 11am. It is one of the very few, if not the […]
Ji Xiang Ang Ku Kueh: Before there was Mochi, there was Ang Ku Kueh
Ang Ku Kueh 60 cents each Nowadays, our kids probably know more about Mochi than Ang Ku Kueh. When I was a kid, everyone knows about Ang Ku Kueh, especially if you are Hokkien. You know what I am talking about right? That Ang Ku Kueh song that starts with a Nun knocking on an […]
Teochew Kueh: Why is there Red and White Png Kueh?
Png Kueh 90 cents each Ever wondered why the Png Kueh is made in such an odd shape and comes in red and white varieties? Even though these snacks are popularly known as Png Kueh, we Teochews actually call these dumplings Poong Tor which literally means “rice peaches”. In Mandarin, they are known as桃粿 which […]
With smart, iwatch_ueat and damien This is my first visit to this Confectionery and I felt like I was a kid again at a toy store. Almost everything here is so delectable that I felt I wanted to buy the whole shop! First up was the Kueh Dah Dah which Damien highly recommended. The big […]
Ah Mah Tng (Ah Mah Long) Ah Mah Teh (Ah Mah Short) Ah Mah Tau Chia Ang Gu Kueh (Ah Mah ate Ang Gu Kueh without permission) Ang Gu Kueh Sio Sio (Ang Gu Kueh Hot Hot) Jia Liao Tio Beh Pio (After eating sure win the lottery) I could never understand why people make […]
Putu Piring 3 for $1 Do you remember the old Singapore Wonderland? I remember the small rollercoaster with the head of a lion in front of it. That coaster, together with Van Kleef aquarium (ie National Theatre) were iconic of Singapore in the 70′s (for a 6 year old boy at least). I can still […]
With smart, iwatch_ueat, damien and liverpool This dumpling stall is one of the favourites of smart and they sell traditional Hokkien Style Dumplings (Changs) with salted eggs as well as Nonya Changs. For me, any dumplings are now measured against the Gold Standard which is Hoo Kee over at Amoy Street FC, so though they […]
sgkueh: Not Oni Orr Nee and Ondeh Ondeh! Amoy Street Food Centre Part 5 of 5
This stall is closed Fancy some restaurant style desserts like Orh Nee (Yam Paste) and Water Chestnut paste but don’t necessarily want to eat the rest of the 7 courses? Help is on the way! You can head down to sgkueh at Amoy Street Food Centre and satisfy for craving! And along the way you […]
Hoo Kee Rice Dumplings: Great Bak Changs! Amoy Street Food Centre 4 of 5
Don’t play play, OK? (Don’t take it lightly) The sign in front of this shop proclaims that you should call up to reserve your Bak Chang if you want to avoid dissappointment! Phwa, some forummers (tiantianchi) even claim that this store IS the icon for Amoy Street Food Centre! Others (superfinefeline) proclaim it their most […]